We love Stratford-Upon-Avon, known as Shakespeare’s birth place it is quintessentially British, packed with history and a great place to spend the day.

With our friend Lisa in tow we decided to make the most of the lovely weather and head there on Saturday. It’s a half an hour drive from home and as a tourist place it has plenty of parking – even if it is pricey!

Our guide to Thailand could go on for pages, so we decided to pick our highlights and focus on them instead! It’ll also mean you’re not spending time reading through what was an eventful week in our life ūüôā But as we have your¬†attention, sit back,¬†relax¬†and enjoy our guide to Koh Samui!

You have probably heard us mention (in real life or another social media outlet) that I was bitten by a dog while we were in Thailand. We thought we should tell you all the full story!

Moments before getting bitten by a dog – do you see why I wanted to get in that water so badly?

It was our first full day in Thailand (after we’d spent a day recovering from Egypt and the Full Moon Party) – we wandered down to a beautiful little cafe, Karma Sutra, for breakfast, and afterwards decided to find a nice spot on the stunning Bophut beach to sunbathe and take our first (and much anticipated) swim in the sea.

On our first day in Thailand, we were lucky enough to attend a Full Moon Party.

We arrived in Koh Samui around 6pm, so we headed straight to the hotel to get some much needed sleep. On arrival at our hotel – Cocooning Hotel & Tapas bar – Laura organised the check-in and Sarah started looking through the ‘to-do’ wall and spotted a leaflet for the FULL MOON PARTY!

It was something we had planned to attend as we knew we were arriving on the night it was happening, but we were unsure on timing and exactly how we would get across to another island, Koh Phangan, to the party. Thankfully, the leaflet answered all our questions – we could be picked up by a mini van, taken to a beach side bar and then get a speed boat across to the party. So that’s just what we did!

Brighton is an easy 1.5 hour drive (without traffic) from Fulham (or 50 minute train ride from London), so it’s a place we’ve frequented over the last few years. It’s a very ‘cool’ place to be, very alternative, with a thriving arts community, who’ve painted murals all over the city – Brighton is a very colourful place to be. It’s also been dubbed one of the hotspots in the UK to see bands or go clubbing.¬†

In a small area by the seafront they have crammed in A LOT! You have the heritage of the¬†Royal Pavilion¬†the seaside fun of¬†Brighton Pier¬†and the Sea Life centre. Brighton has a unique mix of heritage,¬†culture¬†and cosmopolitan fun, it’s as exciting as London, but with a more laid-back feel to it. You happen upon fantastic things without meaning to whatever time of year you go.¬†http://www.visitbrighton.com/whats-on.